Think the Super Bowl is the largest event in the World? Maybe the Olympics? Not by a long shot! The FIFA World Cup is the largest one-sport event in the World. Thirty two teams will take the pitch in Brazil beginning June 12, 2014 and only one team will prevail - will it be your team? Will you be there? Ludus Tours will be on the ground in Brazil and we want to take you on the experience of a lifetime!
The World Cup is an international tournament hosted every four years by the international governing body of soccer, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The inaugural tournament was played in 1930 and the last one in 2010 (South Africa).
The tournament itself lasts approximately one month and is contested by 32 teams from around the world. The qualification phase, however, takes almost 3 years and is hosted all over the world. The first two weeks comprise the Group Stage, which wittles the 32 teams down to 16. The 2nd round reduces the field to 8, from there the Quarterfinals reduce the number of teams to 4 & they advance to the Semifinals. There are 2 Semifinal matches and the winners of those teams advance to the World Cup Final, which determines the team which will call themselves World Cup champions for the next 4 years.
Although there have been 19 World Cup tournaments, only 8 different national teams have ever won the prestigious trophy. England, France & Spain each boast one title, Argentina & Uruguay have won two each, Germany has won three times, Italy has won four times and Brazil has won the tournament a record five times. This is part of the mystique that makes the 2014 tournament so special and an event surely not to be missed!
What makes Brazil special?
Brazil is a large South American country, roughly 87% the size of the United States. What makes it so amazing? Is it the sun & the beaches? Yes. Is it the food & drink? Yes. Is it the culture, the music & the nightlife? Yes. It is all of these things and more. More than anything, it is the people.
Brazil defies words; it is less a place, a country and more of an experience. We are the Brazil experts; please join us for a refreshing caipirinha at the end of a day filled with jungle cruises or lounging by the beach or watching some of the greatest futbol you will ever see in your life! We are waiting for you....
Travel with Ludus Tours, the Travel Experts
We haven’t been everywhere in the World just yet, but chances are, wherever you want to go, we have been there. With offices all over the world, including Brazil, we have the local knowledge to show you and your group the experience of a lifetime. Whether you want a relaxing vacation on tropical beaches or you are looking for the hard-core soccer enthusiasts’ package, we can provide it for you.
Great world cup 2010 video to get you pumped for Brazil 2014
Great video edited by Robert Brett Thomas The song is "Wavin' Flag" by K'Naan. All of the video clips are property of BBC and ITV. This video is for entertainment purposes only.
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